Automotive Technician Associate of Applied Technology Degree

CIP Code

47.0604

This ASE-certified program prepares students for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. Students participate in realistic training experiences that prepare them for pre-apprenticeship training and ASE certification. Cooperative work experience is available with instructor’s permission. Credits will depend on time spent in co-op.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

General Degree Requirements

To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program, all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher. To remain in the program, all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and the required tools by the start of the second quarter.

Students pursuing an AAT degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the capstone project, diversity and computer literacy requirements.

Program Length

This program is approximately seven quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. Must have required tools and textbooks.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring. Summer and winter quarters with instructor’s permission only.

Program Outcomes

• Apply appropriate industry standards and practices to diagnose and repair customer-owned vehicles.

• Use modern automotive diagnostic and repair equipment appropriately.

• Use printed and computer-based service repair information.

• Use hand and power tools appropriately in an automotive repair environment.

​​​​​​​• Apply appropriate mathematical skills in the process of diagnosis and repair of automobiles.

• Model ethical and professional behavior including customer communication skills essential to the requirements of the automotive repair workplace.

• Demonstrate hands-on competency in the eight Automotive Service Excellence task areas.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ENG 094 or meet appropriate placement and be concurrently enrolled in MAT 092 or meet appropriate placement while enrolled in IAUT. Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive or Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Technician certificate, or equivalent with a “C+” (2.3) in each IAUT and FAUT class in order to register for first quarter classes in Automotive Technician or Automotive Collision Technician programs. A valid driver’s license is required.

Introduction To Automotive List

IAUT 104Introduction to Automotive Electrical

4

IAUT 105Introduction to Automotive Trades

4

IAUT 115Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes

5

IAUT 130Automotive HVAC

2

IAUT 140Basic Automotive Welding

4

Total Credit Hours:19

Program Course List

AUT 147Automotive Brakes

6

AUT 149Automotive Suspension, Steering, & Wheel Alignment

7

AUT 157Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering, & Wheel Alignment Lab

6

AUT 174Engine Minor Mechanical Repair

6

AUT 175Engine Major Mechanical Repair

7

AUT 178Engine Mechanical Lab

3

AUT 209Electronic Systems

7

AUT 212Electrical Systems

9

AUT 217Automotive Ignition Systems

7

AUT 223Automotive Fuel Systems

7

AUT 236Automotive Emissions Systems

7

AUT 239Automotive Clutches & Manual Transmissions

9

AUT 243Automotive Axles, Drivelines, Differentials & Transfer Cases

6

AUT 246Manual Drive Trains & Axles Lab

4

AUT 247Automatic Transmissions

7

AUT 250Automatic Transaxles

7

AUT 251CAPAutomatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab

4

AUT 255Automotive Air Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation

6

AUT 270Introduction to Hybrid Safety

4

 

ENGL& 101English Composition I

5

Or

CMST& 220Public Speaking

5

 

Any 100-Level Math Class

5

 

PSYC& 100DIVGeneral Psychology

5

Or

SOC& 101DIVIntroduction to Sociology

5

Or

PSY 112DIVPsychology of the Workplace

5

 

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:159

NOTE: 

Computer Literacy Requirement: Complete an approved computer literacy course or successfully pass the computer literacy exam

AUT 147-236 must be taken in consecutive order. Students must take AUT 209 and AUT 212 prior to AUT 255 .

Optional Course

AUT 295On-the-Job Training/Work-Based Learning

1-2

Optional Electives

Students may also choose to take any course in the following programs as an optional elective for this program: Auto Collision, Auto Restoration and Customization, and Automotive Hybrid.

Students entering the Auto Technician degree from the Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Technician program will not be required to repeat equivalent courses upon entering the Auto Technician degree program. They will be required to take IAUT 140 Basic Automotive Welding.